Providing a one-stop-shop for our customers’ plastic and assembly requirements, DeKALB Molded Plastics utilizes three main plastic manufacturing processes to create our products: structural foam, gas counter-pressure, and gas assist. Beginning in the mid-1990s, our team began using gas assist as a way to enhance part performance and aesthetics with a footprint as large as […]
Everyone that buys a low-end plastic chair understands two basic things: one, the chair will likely be cheap and two, they will likely need to buy a replacement shortly after due to minimal construction qualities. What if these qualities could be enhanced in production? Structural foam provides the strength that will make chairs last. Whether […]
Butler, IN – DeKALB Molded Plastics announced today the promotion of Doug Bonecutter to general manager. In his new position, Doug will lead the daily operations of the company, where he will continue to ensure exceptional customer service and employee satisfaction is achieved. In addition to running the day-to-day operations at DeKALB, his role will […]
What is Structural Foam? Structural foam plastic molding is an injection molding process that utilizes a foaming agent that mixes with the base resin in the polymer melt before being injected into the mold. This mixture becomes a combined polymer/gas melt. This process allows for less volume of plastic than a solid injection molded part […]
This is very common. We can either build inserts for the tool to produce the variations or we can machine (drill/cut/router/weld) the variation. Your volume levels drive the most cost-effective solution.
It is true. The tool has to have the same shut height, use the same material and operate at about the same run rate. This will reduce both your production time and cost.
We also silkscreen in-house.
Yes, we have an in-house paint shop and can paint most materials. We can also add colorant to meet your exact specifications.